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Aug 6, 2013 8:00pm PDT
jeff bezos. >> everybody at the top of the "washington post" company had the same reaction when we first started to think about the possibility, which was great surprise. the reason we started to think about it is the point of our ownership was it was always supposed to be good for the post. we knew we could keep the post alive. we knew it could survive. but our aspirations for the most have always been hired by that. so we went to see if we could find a buyer. i have spent 42 years of my life working in this building. basically all of my working career. and i'm really devoted to its future and success. >> that's don graham. don graham is the grandson of eugene meyer, who bought the "washington post" in 1933. he's the son of -- he now runs the "washington post" company. he loves the company. he's an amazing, amazing leader. that's don graham saying he's selling the newspaper his family built to amazon founder jeff bezos and he's doing it. he's doing it because he thinks it is necessary for the institution to thrive because the business model that was built around that paper, around
Aug 6, 2013 9:00am PDT
of dictator throwing thunder bolts out of the sky in washington. he's not. this is a federal system and that means the states are involved. and that's as it should be. and i think more power to him -- or more kudos to had him for wanting to do it that way. some states are participating in the health care markets. some are not. the feds will do it if the states don't. on immigration, there's a role for the states and i think it is going to be an ecpabded role for the states in any kind of reform. on health care, the interesting thing to me is that the business -- a lot of the business community wants obama care to go through. by business community, i mean hospitals, insurers, health care networks, they want more customers. so they went to this republican red state governor and said, you know what? this is pro business. be for it. and she was. >> i think to howard's point, the notion that no good deed goes unpunished. jan brewer is expanding the medical roles which i think is a very good move. there's very little that i think jan brewer does that's good. this is a good thing. low-inco
Aug 6, 2013 9:00am EDT
. >>> meanwhile, a stunner the world of media, washington post selling the newspaper publishing businesses including amazon to jeff bezos, and julia boorstin has more on that blockbuster deal. >> this news took everyone including editors and writer at the post by surprise. the washington post's company whose name will change saw the stock rise with caplan tech being sold and now what the billionaire icon plans to do with the newspaper. jeff bezos stressed what a newspaper plays in a free society, and he says that the newspaper's duty remain s s to readers and not the owner. the charting of the map ahead is not going to be easy, and there is a need to invent, which means we will need to experiment. and after knowing each other for a decade, this came together in the conference last month. >> we met at a conference fa face-to-face twice. the second week in july. we spent an hour together, and he asked for time to study the numbers, and then we spent another two hour s together, an at the end he said he wanted to go ahead. >>> that is hardly the first billionaire to buy into publish i ing. th
Aug 8, 2013 4:00pm PDT
structure remains shrouded in mystery. tom foreman, washington. >> of course the great irony using so much american innovation to try to destroy america. "outfront" next why dr. sanjay gupta change ed his mind on weed. an about-face and he h eel explain why. >>> then are you driving a compact car that failed a crash test? we have the alarming results. >>> and a double play. he made the catch but what he did next was the true score. [ male announcer ] these days, a small business can save by sharing. like carpools... polly wants to know if we can pick her up. yeah, we can make room. yeah. [ male announcer ] space. yes, we're loving this communal seating. it's great. [ male announcer ] the best thing to share? a data plan. at&t mobile share for business. one bucket of data for everyone on the plan, unlimited talk and text on smart phones. now, everyone's in the spirit of sharing. hey, can i borrow your boat this weekend? no. [ male announcer ] share more. save more. at&t mobile share for business. ♪ >>> our fourth story "outfront," dr. sanjay gupta changes his mind on weed. washi
Jul 31, 2013 10:00pm PDT
knowing exactly what he is up against, which was eloquently diagnosed 530 miles away from washington, d.c. in lexington, kentucky today by the 34-year-old democratic kentucky secretary of state, allison lundergin grimes, who is running to unseat republican mitch mcconnell in the senate. >> there is a disease in the dysfunction in washington, d.c. and after nearly 30 years, mitch mcconnell was at the center of it. where once, congressmen and senators would come together to work together for the common good. we now have senator mcconnell, the proud grid lock, grinding the government to a hold. senator mcconnell has blocked legislation that could actually help kentucky and move this nation forward. and for the past few years, he has done it for the worst possible reason, a reason that my grandmother would tell you was no motivation at all. out of spite. >> senator mcconnell offered this welcome to president obama on the senate floor in advance of his visit to the hill. >> it really would be nice to see president obama work with congress for a change. to get some important things done for t
Aug 18, 2013 1:00pm PDT
going on in what rand paul just said. he's using this washington speech to describe a conference committee, which is the basic premise of government when two chambers have two competing bills. you come together and pass a compromised piece of legislation. that's not happening in washington these days on anything, let alone a major matter of something where they have fundamental disagreement with senate democrats obviously favoring the president's health care law and house republicans voting against it now 39, 40 times to repeal it. so that's not going to happen. so what happens in the meantime is you bring it up to this sort of again at the brink of a shutdown and the president has been very careful to pick at republicans saying, hey, if that happens, you're the one who is are going to take the blame. he has some numbers to back them up. he's been talking about some of these different numbers and some of the polls and house republicans are taking the majority to blame for dysfunction in washington and we've had these crisis government moments over the last several years where the
Aug 12, 2013 2:00am PDT
to washington and a major announcement set for today from the justice department. attorney general eric holder looking the way some drug offenders are punished. today, the attorney general will direct federal prosecutors to move away from the severest mandatory sentences. it will affect low-level, nonviolence drug offenders. suspects will be charged with crimes that range from months or years, allowinging the judge to decide the length of a sentence. the justice department says it's to reserve the harshest penalties for drug traffickers. >>> there's been new criticism of president obama in his handles of russian president vladimir putin. some republicans say it's not enough. danielle lee joins us live from washington with details. >> reporter: the overwhelming message out of washington, is that president obama needs to be careful as he tries to strike a balance, restoring the public trust and protecting national security. while vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in c
Aug 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
a rolls along washington streets between 11 at night and 7 in the morning and there will be a increased police presence outside the student apartments on north wolf street. >>> 21 million dollars is on its way to curtis bay and senator mikulski is excited about the long lasting impact on baltimore's. [audio not understandable] >> it will enabled us to have jobs the next 4 or 5 years and lay the groundwork. [audio not understandable] >> it will be used to upgrade critical equipment like tugboats to break up ice. some will go toward the repairs of the eagle. 82 military personnel and more than 500 civilian workers work at the curtis bay coast guard station. >>> later today, prz obama is ex-- president obama is speced to sorn-- expected to sign a bill to slash interest rates on student loans. the white house says the plans will save millions of students for an average of 1500 dollars on loans they take out for school this year. >>> time to stalk sports. 6 minutes after 5 -- time to talk sports. 6 minutes after 5. the ravens blasted the bucs 44-16 in the preseason opener. runningback pierce
Aug 2, 2013 1:00pm PDT
:57, the least productive employees in america left washington for five weeks holiday. nice work if you can get it. ♪ >> the stakes couldn't be higher. >> there's a gone campaigning side outside the oval office. >> if i had poll numbers as low as his. >> how about a grand bargain for middle class jobs. >> no jobs bill, no budget bill. the threat of shutting down government. >> the one threatening to shut down the government is the president. >> majority leader. >> sit down and shut up, okay? >> 40 meaningless votes to repeal obama care. >> finally defund obama care. >> you're delivering no meaningful information. >> you're going to go back to your districts and explain. >> it's an aimless congress falling into chaos. >> it's pathetic. >> we're just slightly ahead of genghis kahn apartment communist party in popularity. >> i'm not the least bit concerned about what some might wand to describe as perception. >> i've run my last campaign. i don't need to spin. >> i'm sure the august recess will have our members in a better mood when they come back. ♪ ♪ holiday road, oh >>> ah, yes, it is tha
Aug 18, 2013 9:00am PDT
not a political dispute but more interesting, the ambassador to washington came out with that statement that the egyptian government was trying or at least going to review the u.s. aid and that certainly caught a lot of people here by surprise. in recent days the egyptian government has been trying to assert more of its sovereignty. it's one of the things it's criticized for, over the years it was seen that it was somewhat of a lap dog on the u.s. government's hand because the former regime of hosni mubarak was so closely allied to washington. this government is trying to distance itself from any type of foreign interference particularly those critical of its actions. when it comes to those governments that have been very close or supporting the government's crackdown they have been welcoming them and that's caught some people here by surprise. another point that caught people here off guard was the reference to the fact hat the united states and the taliban have both expressed reservations in terms of what is happening here on the ground and that was a point that the foreign minister a
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Aug 17, 2013 11:30am PDT
, expensive, and attacks on the system. the "washington post," for example, ran an article cently trying to make the case of former president george w. bush and his heart procedure as a cent example. if mr. bush visited a general intern nift practicing sound-based care, he would not have had cardiac testing. what value does a stress test have for an otherwise healthy 67-year-old? no study has shown that this examination improvens outcomes. follow-up test, only necessary, because of the initial unnecessary screening tests are usually paid for by medicine. further stressing our health care system. he's commending the efforts of the former president's doctors. dr. siegel, a profoefrs medicine at new york university's lamedil center. >> physicians should not be speculating wildly about facts they don't have. doctors doing, that oncologists saying he should have a colonoscopy, not a stress test. in um number one, he was having some symptoms and one third of all heart attacks occur in people with atypical systmptoms like h was having. number two, someone vigorously exercising is a candidate fo
Aug 9, 2013 6:30pm EDT
to washington. where the president called out the president of russia. about the olympics and gay rights. and a lot more. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: the president talked for the first time about canceling his meeting next month with russian president, vladimir putin, saying that despite the tension, they have a decent personal relationship. >> i know the press likes to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. but the truth is, is that when we're in conversations together, oftentimes, it's very productive. >> reporter: the president said he is offended by russia's new anti-gay law, where foreigners could go to jail, for quote, promoting homosexuality, but when it comes to the upcoming winter olympics in russia -- >> i do no think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. one of the things i'm really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold, the silver, or the bronze. which i think would go a long way in rejecting in the kind of
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Aug 1, 2013 2:00am PDT
of progress in the investigation. elizabeth brprann is live in washington with more. >> as lawmakers continue to seek answers about what happened and why the night of september 11th in benghazi. we are getting a new indication of how interested the administration is. >> as time has passed and more facts have become known, whether it's about the benghazi and talking points or conduct with the irs attempts to turn this into a scandal have failed. >> the white house says they consider the attacks to be among one of the phony scandals. he was referring to claims republican law americas that the administration misled the public about the nature of the attack by stressing the connection to an anti islam film. some law americas aren't dealing very lightly. they continue to push for more answers. behind closed doors they met with bristol who was leading an elite task force when the terrorists attacked the benghazi consulate. he spoke in a classified briefing yesterday. sources tell us he confirmed what other military brass told law americas despite what the white house does claim u.s. officials were
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
's no intelligence saying al qaeda is backing off. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >>> baseball slugger alex rodriguez has until thursday to officially appeal a suspension that would keep him out of baseball through next season. rodriguez and 12 other big leaguers were punished following baseball's investigation of performance-enhancing drugs, but it was rodriguez who was hit hardest. he was back on the field last night, his first major league game of the year. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: the crowd in chicago where the yankees took on the white sox last night greeted alex rodriguez with some cheers. but mostly jeers as he returns to the majors after learning his fate. rodriguez hit a single in his first at-bat but his return to the yankees following injury was not the comeback he wanted. earlier in the day, major league baseball announced rodriguez will be suspended for a record 211 games, through the end of the 2014 season. >> it's been crazy, but from this point on, i'm going to do my very best to focus on baseball. >> reporter: that may be easier said than done. rodriguez said he'll appeal
Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm EDT
of the communication structure remains shrouded in mystery. tom foreman, washington. >> of course the great irony using so much american innovation to try to destroy america. >>> our tourt fourth story outfront, dr. sanjay gupta changes his mind on weed. 20 states allow medical marijuana. and the medical community seems to be changing its mind on pot. but you know, not everybody is. a lot are adamantly against it. but there is a dramatic turn around for dr. gupta who just four years ago wrote an article for "time" magazine titled why i would vote no for pot. the ground breaking new documentary airing this sunday on cnn. and in it, he explained why he changed his mind. sanjay, the fda says marijuana is harmful, we know that. michael bloomberg is quoted saying medical marijuana is the greatest hoax of all time. you were in that camp, right? you agreed. you looked at the evidence, and i remember a few weeks ago saying i have this documentary coming up, and i think the government is reprehensible for not allowing pot. >> i'm surprised by both mayor bloomberg's comments and how long the government has been
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Aug 17, 2013 9:00am PDT
in egypt, fox news analyst walid. the "washington post" reporting that two weeks before this military crackdown on the muslim brotherhood that the u.s. was close to striking a deal with the muslim brotherhood and egyptian military, they would strike down their encampments in exchange for promise of nonviolence by the egyptian military but it apparently fell through when the leader of the egyptian military rejected it. your reaction? >> it's amazing. i just heard the speech of the advisor who rejected this and said the muslim brotherhood rejected the solution because the only plan they have is return morsi to government. i'm not sure who got it right here. >> what is the strategy right now? >> leland said exactly the muslim brotherhood moving from the demonstrations, which was the case a few weeks ago to urban jihadi insurgency. to create spots inside cairo. the bigger story is not in cairo. it's across egypt. we know in the past 27 hours 62 christian centers have been destroy and burned down. police stations have been attacked. what the brotherhood are trying to do is create pockets a
Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
northeast washington, sam ford, abc 7 news. least three deaths are being blamed on flooding in the southern plains. two feet of rain fell in southern missouri in the past week. across the region, roads have turned into lakes and fields and crops have been submerged. we have a few showers and downpours, and the areas that are getting them are getting torrential rain, but they are few and far between. the weekend is looking better. some of the time lapse, enable academy in annapolis. -- the naval academy in annapolis. this is about to an hours worth. it went from sunshine, dark skies, torrential rain, a brief rainbow, then skies cleared out. sunshine right outside of the studios in arlington. showers and storms, thunderstorm warning has just expired for charles county and a county. and theiminishing, bright reds the past 30 minutes or so. pretty good downpours across charles county, southern prince george's county, dunkirk, hunting council top calvert county, more heavy stuff will move towards the bay the next 20, 30 minutes. this is developing ahead of the cold front that will slide through
Aug 3, 2013 9:00am PDT
threat. the latest from washington. >>> congress leaves town. one of its final acts before it leaves for recess. >>> the lawyer for julian assange. i will talk to him about edward snowden and whether the nsa leaker is safe. >>> it's a video that went shock viral. we'll tell you why it's significant. >>> it's high noon in the east. developing now new and alarming details on that worldwide travel alert issued by the state department. this comes after shutting down 22 u.s. embassy and consulates. it's unclear when they will reopen. the travel alert is in effect until next month. >> i'm quite concerned because i think there's going to be a big blow up pretty soon. i'm not sure what to anticipate because i don't know what the history is between the u.s. and this particular blow up in middle east. i'm thinking the u.s. is going to take pretty good care of us now. >> it always makes you nervous but you got to carry on. you just can't keep ongoing. you just got to go. it's the only way to get back there. >> the big question what potential threat would raise the ale alert level so high. what
Aug 2, 2013 3:00am PDT
washington and their staffers would look for work outside of government service. >> the horror. >> hold on a second. >> so old on. so harold, when small business owners are telling the obama administration you know, if you do this we're going to lose some of our best employees and the administration says oh, no, no. you all are so crazy. what? what are you talking about? it's happening on capitol hill. they said we're going to lose our best staffers if obama care is implemented up here. >> you would have thought they would have come up with a different set of answers or excuses of why -- >> it's awful. >> the three scariest words on capitol hill among the staff and among the elected officials are, the private sector. >> yeah. >> forced to go look in the private sector. oh. >> now the administration is set to announce a plan that lets the federal government continue paying its share of congressional health plans. in turn, those employees would be ineligible for any tax credits or subsidies. >> one of the first things we passed, you remember chris shays, great guy, great congressman, love
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Aug 4, 2013 1:00pm PDT
saying precautions taken so far are absolutely warranted. >> gregg: steve, live in washington, thanks. so the obama administration is keeping americans informed on the potential terror threat, but is it disclosing too much information? that is what some in the intelligence community are saying. we're going to talk about their concerns a bit later on in the newscast. >> harris: another day of deadly violence in iraq. bomb and mortar attacks leaving eight people dead. weekend assaults including a roadside bomb that killed three soldiers. a kar bomb that killed a judge in tikrit and mortar attack on a suburban neighborhood in baghdad. the recent surge in violence in iraq coupled with escalating political tensions sparking fears of a return to widespread killings. >> gregg: and to egypt now. time is running out for a peaceful end to the standoff over protests by supporters of the ousted president mohammed morsi. interim leaders warning that security forces will break up ongoing sit-ins if f mediators don't come up with a resolution and soon. setting the stage with tens of thousands of morsi s
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Aug 5, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. . >> is this a good time for congress to slip away from washington and take a five-week vacation? what about the president jetting off to martha's vineyard? is this a good time for him to do that? we asked donald trump. donald, nice to talk to you. >> hi, greta. >> donald, any thoughts on congress taking a five-week vacation? >> well, with what's going on in the country and that includes the president, this is not a good time to be taking vacations. you lead by example and vacations is not what this country wants to see right now. you have a debt ceiling coming up and lots of other things happening and the country's a mess. we have $17 trillion in debt, which is hard to believe, but $17 trillion. this is not a good time to be taking a vacation. >> all right. i did a little research and that i posted on gretawire the reason they're taking a five-week vacation goes back to 1791 because it was so hot in washington in august it was tough on the legislatures. but they had air conditioning since about 1950. so, the reason why they're taking a vacation dates back to 1791. what do you think about th
Aug 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
political reporter kasie hunt and in washington columnist and associated editor for "the washington post" david ignatius. >> as a red sox fan, this bereeves me greatly. richbds haas, you're a yankee fan, let's gloat. they're going to get him out this year, next year. bob costas, coming talking about it. you get bob costas talking about anything, costas doesn't like to wake up early, can i tell you how big this is? bob costas is on the west coast. >> no. >> and getting up early to talk about "morning joe." >> this is when it's hitting the fan. >> exactly. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> or -- >> a-rod is in big trouble. life-long yankee fan you have to be glad this guy is going to get yanked, right? >> so to speak. your second punt of the morning, it's good he's getting yanked. may go on a little longer. he's appealing the suspension that will be announced today. there's a procedure. he will be gone before the end of the season and then gone all of next season. effectively his baseball career, i would say, is all but over except for possibly a year and a half from now, two ye
Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
do something. do something now. this is what set off alarm bells across washington a few days ago. the feeling is that al qaeda and yemen now really in the final stages of planning something and it is a race to figure out what it is that they are planning. kate, chris? >> barbara, thanks so much. >>> hours after being suspended from baseball for performance-enhancing drugs, alex rodriguez woo in the lineup last night for the new york yankees. he heard it from the crowd. just listen. do you hear that? those are boos as he stepped up to the plate in chicago. jason carroll is live at u.s. cellular field. >> reporter: they weren't just booing but shouting and calling him a cheater and lier and saying things like throw the bum out. as for alex rodriguez, he says he is fighting for his life and appealing is the only way to defend himself. the sounds of boos and cheers echoing throughout u.s. cellular field in chicago on monday night as alex rodriguez debuted for the yankees, just hours after major league baseball announced it was suspending him for allegedly using performance-enhancing
Aug 8, 2013 6:30pm EDT
nissan versa if they see it. amber alerts are active in california, oregon, washington and nevada. the children have been missing since their mother's body was found sunday inside dimaggio's home, which was devoured b flames. a second body, possibly ethan's, was also found in the remains. >> the gentleman that was a friend of ours for a long time has taken everything. >> reporter: the kids' father, bret anderson, spoke directly to his daughter. >> if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >> reporter: like most amber alerts, this one appeared on freeway signs across california. but for the first time in this state, the message appeared another way, by phone. it's part of the new wireless emergencies alert system which sends messages to cell phones where the alert originates. >> when a child is missing, we need to engage the public as the eyes and ears of law enforcement. we need to do it rapidly. >> reporter: but the loud alarm startled many prompting some to turn off the ambert alert feature on their phones. >> we really ask them to reconsider because their par
Aug 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
in washington. so, emily, former u.s. ambassador said today this is unprecedented. how big of a step is this to close so many embassies at once? >> we hear officials saying they are taking this ver seriously. they have said this number could expand. we've seen that happen overnight. yesterday we were talking about 21 embassies an consulates that would be impacted, now the number is up to 22. it's not just the u.s. involved. british and german embassies have said they're going to close their embassies in yemen. now the french have said they will also close their embassies. you're seeing all of this playing out because of threats people say they're taking very seriously. >> reporter: nearly one year ago americans saw what happens when terrorists attack a u.s. diplomatic compound. in benghazi, four americans died, including the u.s. ambassador. now that the u.s. government is dealing with what could be a new round of regional threats. officials say they tracked the chatter coming out of yemen for weeks, and then it changed over the past few days, more of it. enough that key members of c
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Aug 12, 2013 7:00pm PDT
washington, d.c. for five weeks in august. before i was even sworn in, i wrote a letter to the majority leader, eric cantor saying my evaluation of your calendar says we will not be able to get our work accomplished. sure as all get out we didn't. here we are again, they did not get all the appropriations bills passed, so they have to do another stopgap continuing resolution measure. this is the type of stuff that really doesn't the american people. >> 1791 when it was so hot here in town members of congress were dropping over dead. they did it because of the heat here in washington. >> we've got air conditioning now. >> 1950, i actually researched that. 1950 we got air conditioning in the capital. so for almost 60 years. >> greta, let me tell you something. it's like 133 degrees in southern afghanistan and guys have on all of their gear, helmets and what have you. they don't get to take a five-week vacation. >> point well taken. do you think the president likes this job? >> i don't know. i think that he is enjoying this job. as far as is he able to properly execute the duties he's been
Aug 16, 2013 2:00am PDT
assault against innocent iraqis carrying out bombings. leaders met in washington on thursday, at least two dozen people killed in a wave of bombings in backgrounds. >>> new warnings about power plants. the nuclear proliferation project says every one of the 107 nuclear power plants is vol vulnerable to an attack. they are disputing the findings, insisting the nation's nuclear power plants are, quote, adequately protected. >>> hassan pathologist testified he shot five victims while they were lying helplessly on the ground. he fired 12 rounds on a soldier. he's charged with killed 13 and wounding 30 others in the worst mass shooting ever in a u.s. military base. >>> a tropical annoyance over mexico. forecasters say it could bring a lot of rain to the gulf course over the weekend. indra is tracking it. you are busy. >> yeah. first, i want to show you erin. it's 1-mile-per-hour over tropical storm pace. plus, i want to show the location. next week, it dissipates into a depression. we are focusing on something that has not been named yet. let's look at the peninsula. a 50% chance it develops in
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Aug 8, 2013 2:00pm PDT
a majority of americans can agree on except this. washington stinks. president obama's approval rating plum sed. 82% think the lawmakers deser s deserve to take off the month of august. congress is never popular. washington doesn't rate well on the popularity scale. people tend to personally like their own congressman. the reports we are getting back is that this time it could be different. i wanted to ask you, do you think some of the incumbent are in trouble? >> i talked to democratic campaign committee who handles the house. the average rating of approval for members of the house is about 88% or 89%. 70% now. i think the idea of a safe incumbent -- when i was in the business if you had an incumbent very rare they lose. if a wave hits, if a big issue comes along a lot of people who think they are safe will be in trouble. >> anything we are learning in august 2013 tell us something about what will happen in mid term of november 2014. because president obama's numbers are not good now it's hard to get those back up. and then if you take the fact that most incumbents lose seats from their pa
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Aug 18, 2013 4:00pm PDT
with news from washington. peter? >> reporter: this morning, we heard senator rand paul layout a road map he thinks would represent the best of both worlds for republicans, a way to avoid a government shutdown and defund obama care. here is how it would work. first, the house would vote to repeal the affordable care act as they have dozens of times before. then the senate would likely vote to keep the law as is. a compromise could come from that stalemate between the chambers at a closed door house and senate conference meeting. >> use the leverage of controlling one-third of the government. we don't control all of the government, they control house of representatives, they should stand up, use that power to at the least make this lawless bad, delay it, do something we can to protect the american public from this law, or if we do nothing, we're saying to the president, hey, you get your way. >> reporter: but president obama sees things differently, used his weekly address to sharply criticize republicans that want to alter the affordable care act in any way. >> many are concerned with how ba
Aug 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
of times each year, this according to an internal audit of documents obtained by "the washington post" from none other than nsa leaker edward snowden. white house correspondent dan lothian is live from martha's vineyard this morning. dan, sounds like there are more big questions for the administration today. >> reporter: that's right, certainly more big questions, kate. you know "the washington post" revealing in this report that the lechl of detail and analysis they uncovered is usually more than typically shared with member of congress or the fisa court that oversees the nation's surveillance programs. >> a general impression has i think taken hold not only among the american public but also around the world that somehow we're out there willy-nilly. >> reporter: that was president obama just days ago assuring the american public that the national security agency was not breaching the trust of its citizens. but a new report out today by "the washington post" may raise new concerns. after combing through the trove of documents leaked by former nsa analyst edward snowden "the post" reports t
Aug 8, 2013 7:00am EDT
with their russian counterparts right here in washington. >>> thank you. joining us now, david ig. good morning. >> good morning, norah. there have been issues over all of that and now edward snowden, but how significant is it to have the president of the united states cancel a summit meeting with another leader. >> it's pretty darn significant. it's the lowest point they have reached since the obama administration and the officials in the white house stressed to me we don't want to blow up the relationship, but nonetheless, this is quite a sharp breach. the meeting that will take place tomorrow with secretary kerry and russian foreign minister sergei love sergei, there's a lot more to talk about. they're interested in negotiating some kind of nuclear deal to. get that done will require russian help. is russia prepared to help on it? same thing with syria. the discussions will continue but the feeling is there's nothing that can be taken to the president for decision. when you have a summit you have deliverables, you know what's going to be agreed on. that was. the case here
Aug 4, 2013 3:00am PDT
on americans. so, let's start our global coverage with cnn's emily schmidt. she is in washington. hi, emily. >> reporter: victor and brianna, one of the unusual aspects of the u.s. deciding to close so many embassies and consulates was that it came with a specific date attached, sunday. now that action is closely watched to see if there will be a terrorist reaction. >> out of an abundance of of caution -- >> reporter: first, the warnings. now, the waiting. u.s. embassies and consulates across the middle east, north africa and south asia are closed sunday in case terrorist threats turn into attacks. the move came after officials picked up increasing chatter from al qaeda in yemen where multiple sources tell cnn an attack plan could be in its final stages. >> these are numbers i can't go into, other than the fact that there definitely is planned a very enormous attack, a catastrophic-type attack. that's probably the best way to describe it. and i can't really go any further than that. >> reporter: the threat is considered credible, though ambiguous. it could target u.s. or western targets all
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Aug 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
for watching "special report." i'm john roberts. good night from washington. have a great weekend. see you sunday morning. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." tonight, cancer doctor scam. accused lying to patients, giving them theme mow they didn't even need and now the victims' families are taking action. plus, the new nsa documents. they are -- their spy something worse than we ever knew they have read our emails and listened to our phone calls thousands of times a year. simple mistakes or a pattern of abuse. tonight, the latest leak about the nsa. and, a paralimp i don't paraolympian denied a chance because she could walk again some day. >> i didn't expect this at all. it's pretty shocking. >> they landed her a loss tonight before she could even get in the game. still, this teenager isn't finished with her fight. plus, it's been cloaked in mystery since its creation. >> welcome to area 51. >> now the cia decleafs documents that show what really went on at area 51. why are some sections still a secret? and that is first from fox this friday night. no little green men. no flying saucers
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Aug 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
to play. and they entertain new york city as shannon comes in from washington early for the madness. >>shannon: we're excited. and the song what is hip must be about you? with a pooch purse? >>brian: yeah. we'll finally get to the bottom of that. the tower of power is the most powerful name in news has a lot of power. we also have richard skaggs coming up and also huge news happened overnight as we were e-mailing back and forth and i was watching you last night on special report. seems like a lifetime ago. good thing we got you that jet deal and the jet back. >>shannon: he only goes private, you know that. no commercial. >>brian: if you've ever flown next to tucker carlson, write us because aoebl shannon is -- because i believe shannon is correct. >>tucker: i take the train. >>brian: shannon, tell us what's happening. >>shannon: chaos in egypt as they brace for more protest today. this as the muslim brotherhood calls for a nationwide day of rage. president obama joining ex-military comments. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as violence continues in the streets. >>shann
Aug 2, 2013 2:00am PDT
. >>> we turn now to what washington calls a growing security threat. there is word that dozens of american embassies this morning are being ordered to shut down this coming sunday. tracie potts joins us with the latest on this. what do we know about why this move was being made? betty, we know that the threat is time specific. in other words, they have a sense that something is going to happen on sunday, they just don't know where. that's why out of an abundance of precautions, that's what the state department says, they're shutting down all of these embassies. we have a list of them, 15 in all. we can show you some of them. they are primarily throughout the middle east and asia. one in kabul. baghdad, along with several others. sources tell us that this is the end of ramadan which ends on wednesday. ironically, it is also president obama's birthday on sunday and iran is installing a new president on sunday. they don't think it's related to either of those. the information is that it's related to ramadan and that's why the embassies will be shutting down. >> tracie, thank you very much. >>
Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, two weeks ago this president said washington had taken the eye off the ball on the economy. and here he is with the first press conference in a long time and sure enough, he put his eye on something other than the cow moon. >> yeah, surprised myself he didn't open up with a real economic statement, as opposed to the nsa surveillance program. dana, what is the reaction on capitol hill? i know the lawmakers are in recess, on vacation, the president is going on vacation tomorrow but we saw what speaker bayner said, suggesting the president was concerned about saving face than defending the programs. >> that's right. look, i mean, this is kind of the one issue or few issues, i should say where republicans are supportive of the president. this nsa program they say has been helpful and they have been kind of his biggest cheerleaders on this while the democrats, many of the democrats, as jessica was just talking to, leading liberal democratic senators have been maybe the most vocal in terms of criticism. this changed that a little bit. but one thing i would say about peter king, one of the
Aug 19, 2013 2:00am PDT
washington university obtained the report that said it was carried out to isolate the country from a possible soviet threat. many admitted working for the cia. this is the first time the agency, itself, owned up to the role. >>> the drills between the u.s. and south korea under way and stepped up moves by north korea to negotiate an end to some of the attentions with the southern neighbors. the drills involve 30,000 troops taking part in war games. so far, no comment from the north that called these exercises preparations for invasion. >>> a scary fall for a man at a golf course in one of california's most picturesque places. the 25-year-old tumbled more than 100 feet off a cliff at the half-moon bay golf course south of san francisco. it is not clear what he was doing along the edge of that cliff. there are signs that do warn players to stay away from the edge there. he is said to have suffered major injuries. >> all right. a teenager facing arson and attempted murder charges after a fire destroyed four units at a condominium complex. investigators say the 19-year-old got into a fight with h
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Aug 11, 2013 8:00am PDT
is highlighted in red here, still remains closed. steve centanni with the very latest live from washington. this is really serious news this week, steve. what's the status? >> reporter: yeah. that's right, jamie. you know that embassy in yes, ma'ayemenis closed because it le heart of the latest terrorist threat. as if to prove the point, terrorists were able to blow up a natural gas facility and kill four soldiers in a port city today about 2 hun miles south of the capital where you see the u.s. embassy here remains closed. now, here at home, lawmakers say the president's understating the danger from al-qaeda after the latest threat forced 22 embassies and consulates to close last week. >> the action of closing these embassies shows they're able to mount threats everywhere in the middle east against the united states of america, and they are playing in ways that can -- that are going to pose challenges to the united states for years to come. >> the threat's real. what i call the narrative of the president saying that al-qaeda is on its heels, the struggle is over, let's go back to pre9/11
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Aug 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of us believe they are. >> jennifer griffin has brand new details from washington. jennifer? >> the may 2012 shoes violations in one year alone. nsa was monitoring phone records of washington d.c. 212 area code insure to that of egypt. they represented a minuscule percentage of nsa surveillance activity in a rare conference call. nsa whistle-blower edward now den provided the documents weeks ago. nancy pelosi said it is disturbing. >> the nsa has become a menace and the constitutional rights of americans are under broad assault here and the fourth amendment right to be search and seizure and these are under attack. >> the chairman of the house and senate and intel committees defended them and said the majority is unintentional and don't provide surveillance of americans. republicans law makers who proposed legislation believed that their legislation would have passed if new revelations had come to light then. healther. >> and turning now to the growing chaos in egypt. security forces storming the mosque in cairo and shots were fired inside out. there are hundreds of muslim supporters wh
Jul 31, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's chief global correspondent reports from washington. good even. >> reporter: this was a day the white house was trying to show transparency, declassifying documents about once secret nsa spying. that was immediately trumped by even more revelations of spying and an uncomfortable moment for the head of the national security agency. while national security secrets were leaking all over washington, general keith alexander was at a las vegas hackers convention facing down hecklers. >> we stand for freedom. >> reporter: the heckler took issue with that statement but the director fired back, saying congressional investigators have found no illegal activity by the nsa. >> that's not bull. those are facts. >> reporter: but today brought another blockbuster revelation, a still top secret nsa program leaked by edward snowden to a british newspaper that it says allows u.s. analysts to snoop on, quote, nearly everything a user does on the internet in real time. the guardian story provides a 32-page training guide, showing how the so called x key score program works, sucking up data from 150 sites
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